Orthopedic boot - Definition

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Orthopedic boots, also called walking boots are a therapeutic option for diseases in the foot and ankle. They are an alternative to conventional plaster and enable walking with an reinforced heel, while keeping the immobilized area stable. These boots may be made of plaster, in which case it is called a walking cast, or be part of orthopedic equipment purchased in pharmacies and secured by Velcro. Usually the boot goes about halfway up the leg.